On Friday, April 24 we held our first Paws Pageant at the Holiday Inn! The event was well received with a larger turn out than we expected. The audience vote decided the winners. The categories were Owner/Dog Themed Outfits, Halloween Redone, Outdoor/Sportswear, and Bling! Everyone enjoyed the dogs (and some owners) dressed up in a wide range of outfits! Also present were information tables set up for several groups, including HSCI. We are already looking forward to next year's Paws Pageant event! A special thank you goes to the sponsors, advertisers, and contributors.
A lot of pet lovers were anxious to attend the first ever HSCI Paws Pageant!
Sarah Corbin, our Event Coordinator, introduces the first Paws Pageant while Beth Whisman looks on. Beth was the MC for this event! Thank you Beth!
Inca is as graceful as a butterfly!
Molly is all set to go trick or treating in her Halloween costume!
Gus Gus is looking very sleek in his costume.
This dog and owner look very comfortable being on the runway! Maybe they have done this before...
"Grandma" Joan proudly shows off her dog to the crowd.
Definitely the most "formal" entry of the evening.
Lenny looks very confident!
Cleo proudly shows off her lovely outfit.
Molly and her owner are definitely ready for the beach!
Inca, Sioux, and Maya are quite the trio in their matching outfits!
During the break, kids were quizzed on their knowledge about pets. This was one group of very smart kids!
This little guy is ready for the runway! Bring it on...
The fans get close to the stars!
You just cannot beat matching umbrellas!
St. Louis Cardinal fans show up everywhere...
Here is a nice look at this dog.
A very nice outfit!
As cool as it gets! Love the glasses.
How much bling could there possibly be on a little dog?
Fans have to get a closer look!
More bling and happy fans!
Lola looks a little tentative walking down the runway.
Schroeder, Chloe, and Brutus proudly parade by.
A diva in her own home, Lacy’s not sure what to make of all this.
A big thank you goes to the Holiday Inn for hosting our first Paws Pageant! We hope to see you at next year's pageant.